A G1000 is a one-day gathering of a representative, randomly selected group of residents who deliberate on what they would like to see happen in their local area. We have been inspired by the Belgian G1000 and the Dutch G1000 and think these impressive events should also happen in the UK.
The aim is for a truly representative sample of 1000 people to gather, deliberate with each other in a respectful environment, and decide together what is best for their communities. It is a way to do democracy differently.
Our dream is to hold a G1000 in Cambridge in 2017, and use it as a launchpad for a series of UK G1000s. As a first step we held two information sessions "What is a G1000?" with the founders of the Dutch G1000, Harm van Dijk and Jerphaas Donner in June 2016. In late September we kicked off the planning for this first UK G1000 with an all-day planning event, and now we are meeting weekly (on Monday evenings) to progress this exciting project. Please join us to keep informed or contact us if you have any questions or want to get involved.